In this video we will be taking a look at 10 great top-loading everyday carry / tech backpacks that cover a range of styles. Although I am a big fan of clamshell style bags, using the bags on this list has made me appreciate some of the benefits that come with this style of backpack.
Review of the Timbuk2 Q Backpack 2.0 which is an updated version of the popular Q backpack. This new bag features a modernized aesthetic and some changes to the organizational layout and overall it I still a very solid option for any one looking for versatile tech / edc bag for the office or school.
Comparison of the Evergoods CPL (Civic Panel Loader) 24 V2 and the CHZ (Civic Half Zip) which are two of the best minimal everyday carry bags that are currently available. Although both bags are solid options, if you can only pick one it can be a tough choice. In this video we will be taking a look at some of the similarities and differences and offering some takeaways that will hopefully help you pick the one that will be best for you.
Review of the Tom Bihn Design Lab Paragon Backpack which feels like an upgraded version of the Jansport and Herschel school bags I’ve used in the past. It has a solid build quality, a surprising amount of space, and just enough organization to help keep your essentials easy to find.
Review of the Filson Dryden Backpack which is a durable and versatile bag that offers plenty of comfort and space for EDC and minimal travel. I did, however, find the price a little expensive for the features offered and the fact it is not made in the US.
Review of the Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack Deluxe which is an updated version of the original Authority Pack and has an improved harness system while maintaining the same slick look and useful organizational layout.
Review of the Tom Bihn Shadow Guide Pack 23 which is a versatile 23L edc and hiking backpack that offers a great build quality, comfortable harness system, and a simple layout that can hold a ton of stuff. If you like ultimate flexibility to organize with pouches and packing cubes this will be a solid option to check out!
Review of the Osprey Apogee Daypack which is an impressive 28L all-purpose bag that offers tons of comfort, plenty of space, and a surprisingly light weight. If you are looking for a bag that you can take anywhere and that will come in at a pretty reasonable price this will be a great one to take a look at!
Review of the Troubadour Ridge backpack which is a stylish work and everyday bag that has a great build quality, plenty of organizational options, and an impressive amount of space for carrying anything you might need on your day to day. If you need a bag that looks great with a nicer outfit and you have a higher budget this will be a solid option to check out.
Review of the Timbuk2 Project Backpack which is a stylish (and pricey) work and everyday bag that offers premium materials and plenty of space.
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